10.23.2010

loot from kiwiland

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Ever since I began my blogging journey back in February of 2009, the world seems to have become a smaller place. It has allowed me the opportunity to meet some fascinating people from all around our planet and to make some very dear friends along the way.

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One of those dear friends is Sue. Sue lives in the beautiful city of Wellington, which is in New Zealand. Sue has such a zest for life. She loves her family, scrapbooking, photography and....

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jumping! Sue and I communicate quite often on facebook. About a week or so ago I mentioned that I would love to try vegemite. For those of you that don't know, vegemite/marmite is a very popular yeast spread in both New Zealand and Australia. Vegemite was made all the more famous back in the 1980's by a band called, Men at Work. When my package arrived I told the letter carrier that a friend of mine from New Zealand had sent me vegemite. He just scratched his head and gave me a puzzled look. I went on to remind him of that Men at Work song. In fact, I almost sang him a few bars. Still nothing. Geez, the man is in his early fifties! What rock was he living under in the 80's? I guess I should have ripped open the box right then and there and made him a vegemite sandwich. ;)

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Anyway, Sue told me she would love to send me some vegemite/marmite to try and that she would be throwing in a few other goodies as well. When the package arrived, my son could hardly wait to tear into it. I was holding back tears as I looked through everything. It warmed my heart so much that Sue would spend time, not to mention money for shipping, to put this care package together for me and my family. She included a handmade card too.

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She gave me this darling t-shirt and some oh-so-yummy Tim Tams. I'm officially addicted to Tim Tams now! This is me trying to decide just where to hide my Tim Tams. Tee Hee.

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I would love to meet Sue in person one day. I know we would really have a blast!

Thanks so very much for your sweet gifts, Sue!

If you would like to read some fun and informative info on vegemite, check out this link.

Please hop over and visit Sue's lovely blog.



Enjoy your week!





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29 comments:

Joanne said...

It really is amazing how far the blogosphere can go. I am shocked by it every day.

What an awesome package you received! I've seen marmite in the stores around here but don't quite know what to do with it. Can't wait to see what you come up with!

scrappysue said...

Fantastic post Kim! Ur so very welcome. Have u had both vegetate AND marmite sandwiches? Do u have a fave? That's an awesome slideshow of our nearest neighbours Aussie . Oprah is going to love sydney!

scrappysue said...

Vegetate lol. Ipads are NO GOOD for speedy touch Typists with Long nails like me!

Megan said...

That is so sweet. I think the friendships made through blogging are just incredible!

Susan said...

You have a sweet, sweet friend. New Zealand is on our list of places to travel to...someday.

Erin said...

How fun is that?! Enjoy your goodies! But vegimite? Have you tasted it yet? Know the song well so when I had a chance to taste it I was so excited. Until I smelled it. I changed my mind pretty fast =o)

Enjoy!

♥peachkins♥ said...

That is great. I used to swap snack too with people from different countries. We have this group called "We Swap Snacks"

Chef E said...

So cool- it is neat that we get to meet others from around the globe and even on facebook, so it is just really even cooler when you get gifts!

Love that song!

TKW said...

Oh, Tim Tam's are delicious! Try them refrigerated--bliss!

Cathy said...

What a lovely gift box, Kim. What did you think of the vegemite? I've never been tempted to try it but love the song.

jacqueline said...

Dearest sweet kim, we do meet and make lots of wonderful and very thoughtful blog friends! Sue is soo beautiful and sweet! Look at all the yummie treats she sent your way!! YOu are so beautiful too. :) Have a lovely merry happy week and love to you!

Randi Troxell said...

oh wow!!
so sweet!!
and super exciting too.. to get to try new things!!

Pam said...

Lucky girl... it looks like you got some great loot!

Claudia said...

What a fun posting! Blogosphere can be the sweetest place.

Faith said...

Bloggers really are the sweetest group of people, aren't they? What a wonderful care package Sue sent you!

Jenn said...

Cool care package!!! Jealous you got some tim tams!!!!! I remember tasting those when my cousin from Australia came for a visit. I'm curious as to how marmite and vegemite taste. Let us know when you try them. :)

Barbara Bakes said...

What a fun package to receive - so sweet of her. How could he not know the Vegemite song.

Stella said...

Sue is too sweet, Kim! Plus, you look super cute in that shirt (smile). I've never tried Vegemite. I know a lot of people that didn't grow up with it can't stomach it, but I would eat a sandwich with you;)

Monet said...

Isn't it wonderful to make these virtual connections? I've found such joy in being able to meet and talk with people that I've met online. Sue was such a sweetheart to send you all of these goodies. You both look like beautiful, strong and passionate women. Thank you so much for sharing with me!

Debbie said...

I hope you do get to meet your friend one day. Anyone that gives you Tim Tams needs to be met in person:)

koralee said...

Wow....what joy you have there my friend. I sooooo agree blogging has made the world a smaller friendlier place. Hugs

pigpigscorner said...

aww that's so sweet! What do you think of the vegemite and marmite?

The Blonde Duck said...

How awesome!

Donna-FFW said...

What great goodies!!So nice to have friends all over due to blogging, no?

Kim said...

Kim - I can understand how touched you were with Sue's gifts. It is so special to have someone on the other side of the world thinking about you.

Beth said...

I remember that song and I'm just in my forties. I don't know how he missed it -- maybe he just isn't a music guy? I'm sure he would have enjoy hearing you sing it!

Fi said...

You've probably eaten all the Timtams by now, but if there are any left, you must try the Timtam trick! It's an even yummier way to eat them.

So, nibble off diagonally opposite corners. Dunk one of these corners in a cup of coffee (or tea) and use the biscuit as a straw. As soon as you taste the coffee, shove the entire biscuit in your mouth. It will collapse a microsecond later either in your mouth as a warm chocolate hit, or at the bottom of your coffee if you aren't quick enough!

clearlytangled said...

what a wonderful gift! i love receiving packages, especially from abroad... especially filled with delicious goodies.

sweetlife said...

bloggers are truly wonderful people, how sweet of her...great pics, girl your GOREGOUS!!

sweetlife

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